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Windows 9 anyone?

Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that, in the future, it is aiming for a unified OS, be it for phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.  Windows 9, or ‘Threshold’ as it is being referred to, is widely expected to be shown off to the world at

New Archos devices to be revealed next week

Ever since Microsoft released details of the 8.1 OS update it has been possible for OEMS to not only install Windows Phone onto existing Android handsets (as has happened with the HTC One M8), but it has also ensured that budget phones can be produced as the fees

Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan can now be installed.  The

Windows Phone isn’t even a choice for Huawei

Despite some critical headlines, we can’t stop coming back to the guys at Huawei. Their smartphone shipments show no sign of slowing down – 52 million smartphones were shipped last year and they’re the third largest smartphone manufacturer. We were impressed with the P6, their flagship, and

Blugri release Circuits for Windows Phone

Blugri Software are one of my favourite developers for Windows Phone, they make simple yet fun games for Windows Phone. They have quite a decent catalogue of puzzle games that can certainly keep you busy for many hours. The latest, Circuits is a pipe connecting kind of

New Nokia Lumia 830 to Microsoft Mobile branded

It has been rumoured for a while that we would see the Lumia 830 at IFA on September 4th, along with a 730. Along with what specs the phone will have, there was also a few rumours flying around as to what sort of branding the phone

HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. - Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. - Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.

Buzz Bee by Blugri is now available for Windows Phone

Blugri Software have been making some of the better games for Windows Phone for quite a while now. The latest has just been published on the Windows Phone Store. It’s called Buzz Bee, your role is to be the bee. You basically fly the bee around dodging

Nokia Lumia 930 – Review

The Nokia Lumia 930 is possibly one of the last phones to be released under the Nokia banner, with future devices coming under the Microsoft banner. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Lumia 930 is the highest spec’d phone they’ve ever released. But is

HTC One Windows Phone specs leaked

We recently reported on the forthcoming release of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone.  Suspected to be the subject of the HTC press conference on 19 August, the phone is supposedly going to be available to buy just a few days later, albeit only on Verizon

Lumia 730 leaked

Rumours of a Nokia selfie smartphone have been circulating for some time.  Rather comprehensive details have now emerged via two leaks, which show the Lumia 730, codename ‘Superman’.  Whether this is an ironic reference for what will be a mid-level handset is not clear, perhaps it will somehow

Hey, Windows Phone 7 users! Say goodbye to Skype

Well. In what can only be described as a “sudden” decision, Skype for Windows Phone 7 is about to be turned off. Microsoft, who own Skype and have probably already annoyed the healthy percentage of Windows Phone customers still using version 7 enough already (complete lack of

It seems that the HTC 8S won’t be getting update 1

Windows Phone gets criticised a lot. Manufacturers get criticised a lot, especially when they don’t update devices to the latest and greatest software. So imagine the hate HTC are going to be up against as they’ve announced on their forums that their budget Windows Phone the 8S

Facebook for Windows Phone gets a facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone has had many different faces, from the days when Microsoft made the app the way they wanted through to unified approach that Facebook have rolled out to their apps these days. Yesterday it Facebook updated it again and it looks even closer to

Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 is rolling out to “developers” now

For those lucky souls who signed up for the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview earlier on in the year, you’d better connect to Wi-Fi as there is a rather fancy update waiting for you. My Lumia 1020 has just decided to start downloading the update. If you’re

Nokia Lumia 635.. 4G for under £120

  I have been lucky enough to borrow Lumia 635 to use for a few weeks to see how it fares up as one of the cheapest 4G phones around. I ditched my current and only 2-day-old LG G3 to spend a few days with the Lumia

I get a lot of requests to post stuff. This one is for free.

People often ask me to post stuff here. I get a lot of very random emails from companies from Shenzhen in China especially. Usually they start with “Hello friend, battery supply we can. You buy we price good. You review?” However, my mate wanted me to mention

Wait (W8) One Mate (M8), a new HTC Windows Phone is on its way

Some good news and some bad news here folks. First the good: Last week I bemoaned the lack of any alternatives to the monster Lumia 1520 or Glance-less Lumia 930 for top end WP 8 phones.  Clearly someone was paying attention as it would appear HTC are